EXCLUSIVE: Ray J breaks his silence! Hip hop star reveals second sex tape with Kim DOES exist and she has the only copy, as he shares texts where she debunks her Hulu claim he planned to leak it and says Vivid deal was orchestrated by him, Kim and Kris
- In a bombshell exclusive interview Ray J lays bare the truth about the sex tape with Kim Kardashian that became an international sensation
- ‘I’ve sat in the shadows allowing the Kardashians to use my name, abuse my name, make billions of dollars talking about a topic I’ve never really spoken about,’ the hip hop star told DailyMail.com
- Kim’s former lover revealed she has a SECOND tape of the two of them having sex – and she kept it in a Nike shoe box under her bed
- Kim has always been in possession of all the sex tapes she made with Ray J – he has never owned copies of any of them, he said
- Ray J said he did not leak any tape and the release was and is a business partnership between him, Kim and Kris Jenner
- He made the claim after Kim, 41, claimed on her new Hulu show that she was worried he would leak it
- He said he was outraged that Kim had claimed on the show that he might have a tape showing him put a dildo in her a** while she slept
- ‘That makes me sound like a rapist,’ Ray J, 41, said
- In a text to Ray J, Kim admits: ‘If you’re upset about the dildo comment it was clearly a sarcastic joke and I was laughing when I said it’
- Earnings from the tape, released in 2007, have reached an estimated $100 million worldwide
The infamous Kim Kardashian sex tape was ‘released like an album’ by Kim herself who kept the only copy of it stashed in a Nike shoebox under her bed along with the rest of the steamy tapes she made with Ray J, DailyMail.com has learned.
Speaking for the first time about the tape in a bombshell interview with DailyMail.com, Ray J said he had never possessed a copy of any of the tapes they made together, only holding on to photos and texts Kim sent him between 2002 and 2009.
He also insists he never did any of the things she claims he did in the Kardashians’ new Hulu show and was outraged by her suggestion he might have a video showing him ‘sticking a dildo in my a**’ – which he says made him sound ‘like a rapist’ and was untrue.
And in a private text message to Ray J, seen below, Kim admits: ‘If you’re upset about the dildo comment it was clearly a sarcastic joke and I was laughing when I said it.’
‘I have never leaked a sex tape in my life. It’s always been a deal and a partnership between Kris Jenner and Kim and me and we’ve always been partners since the beginning of this thing,’ Ray J told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview
Ray J and Kim made the sex tape in Cabo, Mexico, when they were both 21, It wasn’t released for five years when their relationship was almost at an end
Kim cried uncontrollably when she supposedly received the sex tape from Kanye West. But Ray J insists they are crocodile tears as she had the tapes in a box under her bed all the time
Ray J – real name Ray Norwood – told DailyMail.com: ‘I’ve sat in the shadows for over 14 years allowing the Kardashians to use my name, to abuse my name, make billions of dollars over a decade-and-a-half talking about a topic I’ve never really spoken about.’I’ve never leaked anything. I have never leaked a sex tape in my life. It has never been a leak. It’s always been a deal and a partnership between Kris Jenner and Kim and me and we’ve always been partners since the beginning of this thing.’The former couple, who got together in 2002 when both were 21, made the infamous tape during her birthday celebrations that year. It was released in 2007.Ray J, now 41, told DailyMail.com putting out the video was his idea and he suggested it to Kim after they saw how Paris Hilton’s profile was boosted when the film she made with poker player Rick Saloman was leaked.
The 2007 release of Kim Kardashian Superstar was an international sensation, raking in an estimated $100 million
But while Kim claims she didn’t want to do it, Ray J says the now 41-year-old embraced the idea and enlisted her mother Kris Jenner to organize its release via Vivid Entertainment – a process he had little to do with.
Only one tape – the video shot in Cabo – was ever released and dad-of-two Ray J told DailyMail.com that all of the intimate tapes were kept at Kim’s house in a shoe box under her bed.
He said: It was something we did in Cabo on a trip for her birthday and it was something extra we were doing in the hotel.
‘She kept them all – she had to go find that tape [Sex Tape Cabo #1] and then present it. I never had a tape in my possession in our whole relationship.
‘I never had a single one at my house – she had them at her house. She’s always had all the tapes in a Nike shoe box under her bed.
‘I’m sure she has bigger beds now and better boxes. That’s how it all came about. Once I pitched the idea to her, just playing around a little bit, that’s when she jumped on the idea, talked to her mom and it was out of my hands from there.’
Neither Kim nor Kris, 66, responded to DailyMail.com calls for comment.
Ray J now regrets his role in releasing the tape after he was publicly blamed for leaking it but has been unable to correct the record due to the contract that he had signed without legal advice.
The Love and Hip Hop star says the tape and his role as the villain of the piece has blighted his career and relationships – and even left him feeling suicidal at one stage.
Kim’s rise to superstardom was preceded by Paris Hilton, who originally used her as her stylist. But in time the Kardashian brand far outshone the Hiltons
Kim and Paris were best friends in the early 2000s when Kardashian was dating Ray J
Ray J said the idea of making a sex tape was his after seeing how Paris Hilton’s profile was boosted when the sex film she made with poker player Rick Saloman was leaked
Kim turned up with new beau Pete Davidson on Monday at the Met Gala in New York wearing the dress adorned with 6,000 crystals that Marilyn Monroe had on when she sang Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy in 1962
Ray J said: ‘I felt suicidal because when you know something’s real and it’s true and you’re watching a whole family create an empire from a lie they’ve created, it’s heartbreaking and disrespectful to all the entertainers who have been honest and true to their craft.
‘As a black man living and working in America, it’s hard to get up every day and look out at the water or look at my family and know that they think something about you when you know it’s 1,000 per cent the other way. How do you live like that?
‘I couldn’t be a part of any reputable major network television show and do Dancing with the Stars, and do America’s Got Talent or anything like that because of my image.
‘Because of what they made me, I’m not allowed to be in those places.’
Ray J insists that he gave Kanye pictures, not a sex tape
The singer added: ‘For me, I’ve been walking on eggshells thinking I’m going to get in trouble for telling the truth and I’ve been holding onto it for the past 14 years and watching them humiliate me. They’re celebrating my destruction.’
He said he had been forced to live a lie and now wants the truth to come out so he can show people – most importantly his daughter three-year-old daughter Melody – that he’s not ‘a bad guy who exploits and disrespects women’.
Ray J said: ‘Where in this whole story did Ray J become the person who leaked the tape and who’s made their lives miserable?
‘How do you believe that Ray J is the enemy of all enemies when we’ve been partners from the beginning of the sex tape being released up until now? We’re all still making money.
‘But yet you go with defame me and blame me over and over and I can’t do nothing but defend my honor and speak out and tell the truth.
He said the final straw came when the Kardashians made the tape a storyline in their new Hulu show – at one point discussing whether he might have any more material, including a moment when Kim said he might have a video showing him ‘sticking a dildo in my a**’.
In a later episode, her estranged husband Kanye West is seen boasting about collecting a laptop from Ray J and saying his family would no longer be ‘extorted’.
But furious Ray J says the reality was very different: he handed over the device stuffed with intimate photos and ‘mini-videos’ sent to him during their four-year relationship after he heard via Kanye that Kim was worried about what kind of material the laptop might contain.
Despite Kanye’s claims of extortion, Ray J says he did not ask to be paid, did not receive any money and was happy to hand it over to allay Kim’s fears.
“I’ve been walking on eggshells thinking I’m going to get in trouble for telling the truth and I’ve been holding onto it for the past 14 years and watching them humiliate me. They’re celebrating my destruction.”
Instead, he described a four-hour meeting with Kanye at the private terminal at LAX where the pair spoke ‘father to father’ while the Yeezy designer sat on the floor and looked at everything on the laptop which he then took with him when he left.
Kim later claimed on the show the laptop just contained a video of Kim and Ray J eating at a restaurant but Ray J says that is untrue.
He said: ‘It wasn’t a sex tape – it was a lot of pictures, a lot of little mini videos and a lot of proof we’ve been talking over the years [since they split in 2006]. If you send me an email in 2008, the computer doesn’t change the date on it.
‘So, in 07 it happened [Kim got in contact], Kanye could see we were talking consistently in 07, 08, 09 through her sending me texts and videos and stuff.
Ray J says he and Kanye spoke ‘father to father about the sex tape and he agreed to give up everything he had – even though there was nothing damning in his possession
Ray J accused Kim of just playing to the cameras with her tears
Kim’s comment about a sex toy made Ray J ‘look like a rapist and dirty perv,’ he said in texts pleading with Kim to come clean
‘I didn’t say a single bad thing about you,’ Kim insisted
Kim responds by saying she doesn’t want to be defined by something they did 20 years ago
‘I was proving to him, I’ve never been the enemy. I’ve never been the person who they say I am. If that was the case, why are you guys trying to brainstorm, come up with ideas with me and make me do what you guys say do.
‘You want me to continue to act the bad guy and you guys have brainwashed me into thinking that’s OK.’
He says the only copies of any tapes that still exist are with Kim. Ray J said: ‘She knows there’s nothing else. I don’t have a tape to leak. I’ve never leaked a tape. I don’t have a plan to ruin them.
‘When I put on the comments that all of this is a lie, I didn’t mean Kanye coming to meet with me about some second sex tape.
‘I mean all of this is all a lie. From the beginning of us putting this sex tape out, this has been the biggest lie in the industry in the history of entertainment.’
He added: ‘They’re not letting the world know that there’s a bunch of sex tapes that we made but they’re not going anywhere because she has them all.
Kim and Ray J’s sex tape was made at the Esperanza Hotel In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was allegedly followed by a second – that has never been published – made in Santa Barbara, California
Kim’s sex tape experience at the Esperanza clearly did not turn her against the place. She returned there in 2020
‘I’ve never had them to watch and to enjoy.’Although Ray J and Kim hadn’t spoken for a decade, he says he contacted her when the new sex tape allegations on the Hulu show came out – begging her via Instagram direct message to stop saying he leaked the tape.In the messages, copies of which have been obtained by DailyMail.com, Kim attempts to smooth things over – suggesting PR strategies ‘to make me feel better’ but does not deny Ray J’s version of events.Ray J said: ‘I felt like this was her only chance to try and make this right. In the texts, I demand her to call me immediately or I’m going to go and tell my story.’So she responds immediately with all of these different plans and ideas that will make me feel better.’At the same time, you’re [Kim] telling the whole world that I’m a horrible person and I haven’t spoken to you and how could I do this to you?’If you look at the DMs, you can see that she’s continuing to try to keep me in a box – only what she can do to make me feel better after they killed my name.’Only because she knows everything I’m saying is true – she never denied on these DMs anything that I’ve told her.’I asked her on the DMs, how do I explain to my daughter this is a lie. If you’re worried about your family, what about my family?”If they didn’t come back and show how they really were, how greedy and slimy they really were, I would never have had the enthusiasm or the will to go out and speak my truth.’Ray J and Kim were frequently seen at Hollywood events during their romance which started in 2002. Here the are pictured at Library Bar in 2006
On the Hulu show, The Kardashians, Kim’s estranged husband Kanye West was said to have gone to Los Angeles to get back the sex tape from Ray J
Ray J says he is expecting repercussions for speaking out but says he feels relieved to have finally given his side of the story.He said: ‘Now that I’m a father, it kills my soul to think my daughter would have to go through life thinking her dad was something that he wasn’t.’You can’t give me any money. You can’t pay me for my life back. You can’t pay me for honesty and truth.’You can’t pay me any money or apologize to me for any of that. You have to be honest with yourself at this point. I don’t need an apology – I have proof.’I just want my daughter and my son to appreciate what I’ve done here on Earth and know that their dad doesn’t go for exploiting women, disrespecting women and leaking footage of someone who didn’t give permission.’Ray J added: ‘This has been a burden for me. It’s been an embarrassment for me. My family have questioned my integrity, who I am as a person.’Up until now, even some of the people I’m close to – when I tell them what I’m going through, it’s really hard for them to believe, with all the things they’ve [the Kardashians] done and said about me over the years.’I can’t live the rest of my life in this lie. This morning, I woke up and said, you know what? For the remainder of my life, I’m going to live in my truth and not in the lie that’s been created by Kris Jenner and Kim.
‘I will not let them do this to me anymore.’
AU official calls out Germany over leopard jibe that left some offended
Germany apologized on Thursday (Jan. 26) for using a leopard emoji in a tweet refering to the Russian Foreign Minister’s visit to Africa. The post that was regarded as offensive by some users was called out by the spokeswoman for the African Union chairman Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat.
The German foreign ministry attempted to poke fun at Russia’s top diplomat during his tour of Africa when it tweeted that he wasn’t there looking for leopards, but using the trip to try and justify Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The tweet, and the leopard emoji the foreign ministry used on its official account, apparently sought to play off Germany’s decision to send some of its advanced Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to back its military fight off Russian forces.
An African Union official questioned the use of emoji, pointing it could be interpreted as the continent being portrayed once again as only about wild animals.
Hi @GermanyDiplo.Your boss @ABaerbock visited the @_AfricanUnion based in one of the more than 20 African countries that Germany enjoys reciprocal diplomatic relations with. Did she come to see animals? Or is the Continent of Africa, its people & wildlife just a joke to you? https://t.co/RkzWsBbBoH
— Ebba Kalondo (@EbbaKalondo) January 25, 2023
Ebba Kalondo, the spokeswoman for AU Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat, tweeted back to the German government account questioning if Africa, its people and its wildlife was “just a joke to you?”
“Foreign policy is not a joke nor should it be used to score cheap geopolitical points by illustrating an entire Continent with colonial tropes,” Kalondo wrote in a follow-up tweet.
The German foreign ministry apologized and said that the tweet wasn’t meant to offend, but rather “to call out the lies that Russia uses to justify its imperialist war of aggression against Ukraine.”
Lavrov has visited South Africa, Eswatini, Angola and Eritrea this week, where he has repeated his claims that the United States and its Western allies are using Ukraine as a tool in a “hybrid war” against Russia.
Many African nations hold historical ties with Moscow. South Africa was one of several to abstain from a U.N. vote last year condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Eritrea voted against the resolution alongside Russia, Belarus, North Korea and Syria.
Bomb injures at least a dozen people near a market in north-eastern DR Congo
A bomb exploded at a market in eastern Congo on Wednesday (Jan. 25), injuring at least a dozen people, authorities said.
An unknown person detonated a bomb inside a bag in North Kivu’s Beni town, said Tharcisse Katembo, a local official.
“Damage was documented (and) at least 12 people were injured. They were injured in the lower limbs, others in their upper limbs and others were hit in the head,” he told reporters in Beni.
The victims were taken to the hospital and an investigation was underway, Katembo said.
No one claimed responsibility for the bomb. However, attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces, which is believed to be linked with the Islamic State extremist movement, have been increasing in North Kivu, according to the United Nations.
Earlier this month, at least 14 people were killed and dozens injured in an attack on a church in Kasindi town, which was claimed by Islamic State. It said in its Aamaq news outlet that it planted an explosive device inside the church and detonated it while people were praying.
Since April, attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces have killed at least 370 civilians, and the group has abducted several hundred more, including a significant number of children, the U.N. says.
The explosion Wednesday (Jan. 25) occurred in a local market next to a cassava mill, witnesses said.
Danny Syaghuswa, 16, said he was sitting on his motorcycle when a man in a striped shirt put a small bag behind a door, saying he would come back for it, according to an interview with local reporters heard by The Associated Press. “Less than five minutes after he left the bomb exploded,” Syaghuswa said.
Images of the attack circulating on chat groups show people lying on the floor. One woman in blood-stained clothes was carrying a small child.
Violence has wracked eastern Congo for decades as more than 120 armed groups and self-defense militias fight for land and power. Nearly 6 million people are internally displaced, and hundreds of thousands are facing extreme food insecurity, according to the United Nations.
Somalia: Al-Shabaab terrorists storm mayor’s office, killing six
Al-Shabaab terrorists set off a bomb and stormed a government building in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The Al-Qaeda-backed terror group has stepped up bombings in the country.
At least six people were killed on Sunday in an attack by Al Shabaab militants at the mayor’s office in central Mogadishu, police said.
A suicide bomber set off a huge blast that tore through building near the office complex with gunfire erupting afterwards, Somali police spokesman Sadik Dudishe said at the end of the four-hour siege.
“All the six attackers died. Five of them during the fire exchange with the security forces and one of them detonated himself,” Dudishe told reporters.
“Six civilians also died during the attack and the situation is back to normal.” All the staffers at the mayor’s office were rescued, the police added.
Al 0Shabaab, a militant group allied with Al Qaeda claimed, responsibility for the attack via its communication channels, saying its fighters “made their way inside the targeted building after killing the security guards.” Witnesses said the initial explosion damaged nearby buildings and gunfire could be heard in the vicinity of the mayor’s office.
The area was quickly cordoned off by security officers, a witness who runs a business near the offices said.
Another witness, Omar Nur, said he was inside a nearby mall when the explosion went off and “was lucky to have escaped safely.” The Al Shabaab militants have been waging a bloody insurgency against the frail internationally backed central government for 15 years, carrying out attacks both in Somalia and neighbouring countries.
The latest attack comes days after seven soldiers were killed on Friday at a military camp in Galcad, a town in central Somalia about 375 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu. The US military said the attack — in the Somali town retaken by the army this week — involved more than 100 Al Shabaab jihadists.
“The combined actions by partner forces on the ground and the collective self-defence strike is estimated to have resulted in three destroyed vehicles and approximately thirty Al Shabaab terrorists killed” the US military command for Africa (AFRICOM) said in a statement.
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